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  1. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we set out to develop a method for estimating the fine and fast shear deformation of a finger pad, that is, the palm side of a fingertip, as it scans the surface of a material. Using a miniature...

    Authors: Shunsuke Sato, Shogo Okamoto, Yoichiro Matsuura and Yoji Yamada

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:19

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    In this paper, a new model for electroadhesion between two surface-insulated plates under DC electric field is presented and control of dynamic responses of electroadhesion force is discussed. Under DC electri...

    Authors: Taku Nakamura and Akio Yamamoto

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:18

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    Essential tremor is a disorder that causes involuntary oscillations in patients both while they are engaged in actions and when maintaining a posture. Such patients face serious difficulties in performing dail...

    Authors: Yuya Matsumoto, Masatoshi Seki, Yasutaka Nakashima, Takeshi Ando, Yo Kobayashi, Hiroshi Iijima, Masanori Nagaoka and Masakatsu G. Fujie

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:15

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    In this paper we present an online unsupervised method based on clustering to find defects in concrete structures using hammering. First, the initial dataset of sound samples is roughly clustered using the k-m...

    Authors: Jun Younes Louhi Kasahara, Hiromitsu Fujii, Atsushi Yamashita and Hajime Asama

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:13

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    When a human rubs a contactor that is vibrating laterally at 3–10 Hz with an amplitude of ~1 mm, the friction is perceived as being greater than that sensed when touching a stationary contactor. This phenomeno...

    Authors: Akihiro Imaizumi, Shogo Okamoto and Yoji Yamada

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:12

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    We discuss about safe tree felling methods. In previous work, tree felling robots that were equipped with cutting instruments have been investigated in order to keep workers’ safety. However, these robots may ...

    Authors: Chyon Hae Kim, Hiroaki Abe, Akio Numakura, Jyunpei Koyama and Yukio Takahashi

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:7

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    It was cleared that transportability of emergency response robots system had been very important. Therefore, RESQ series robots, which were developed by Japan Atomic Energy Research Institute (present, Japan A...

    Authors: Shinji Kawatsuma, Ryuji Mimura and Hajime Asama

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:6

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    This paper presents a non-contact manipulation method using rotational flow generated by high speed motion of a glass needle. In order to generate an applicable motion that can precisely control the speed and ...

    Authors: Eunhye Kim, Masaru Kojima, Liu Xiaoming, Takayuki Hattori, Kazuto Kamiyama, Yasushi Mae and Tatsuo Arai

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:5

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    This paper describes a skill assist method for sinusoidal motions using a semi-active assist mechanism through an energy control method. In a previous study, we had developed and verified the effectiveness of ...

    Authors: Takashi Kusaka, Takayuki Tanaka and Hidekazu Kajiwara

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2017 4:2

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    Recently, researches on electric vehicle are focused on motion control and state estimation. These works require a model that imitate a real vehicle as close as possible. We propose in this paper a signal hard...

    Authors: Thanh Vo-Duy and Minh C. Ta

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:29

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    A mechanism that allows a robotic arm to quickly grip various forms of objects at disaster sites will enhance the mobility of rescue robots by keeping their bodies stable and maintaining manipulability for tar...

    Authors: Eri Takane, Kenjiro Tadakuma, Tomonari Yamamoto, Masashi Konyo and Satoshi Tadokoro

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:28

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    In this paper, we have dealt with the problem to transport large heavy objects using a group of small mobile robots. Generally, payload of the robot, the maximum weight of the object that the robot can operate...

    Authors: Fusao Ohashi, Kohei Kaminishi, Jorge David Figueroa Heredia, Hiroki Kato, Taiki Ogata, Tatsunori Hara and Jun Ota

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:27

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    Service robots are common sights in everyday life. The service robots are expected to provide useful services with a high degree of usability, and a high degree of user experience (UX) to users and other perso...

    Authors: Yoshinobu Akimoto, Eri Sato-Shimokawara, Yasunari Fujimoto and Toru Yamaguchi

    Citation: ROBOMECH Journal 2016 3:26

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